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Berkeley Stories is a quarterly speaker series featuring the extraordinary ordinary people all around us. These are the people that make Berkeley the unique place it is and who have touched our lives in so many ways!
Tom Dalzell. Longtime Berkeley resident. Attorney. Author of "The battle for people’s park, Berkeley 1969".
Let's hear his story!
Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, have been called the #1 Public Health issue of our current time. ACEs refer to childhood traumatic experiences that impact our life-long health outcomes.
The North Branch welcomes author Ryan North (Adventure Time Comics, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable Path Adventure), who joins us at the Northbrae Community Church to show us how to build human civilization from the ground up! His new book How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler is an accessible, readable and FUNNY look at the foundational technologies of our society, and a handy resource for anyone looking to start a civilization from scratch. Don't miss this special STEM event!
Read the book and join us at the Claremont Branch for a screening of the movie it inspired! Space is limited, so make your reservation on Eventbrite soon. For more information, contact Michael at (510) 981-6280. Ages 9 and 11.
What to read:
The Tale of Despereux written by Kate DiCamillo
What we will watch:
The Tale of Despereux directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen
Join authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi as they share the life accomplishments of Fred Korematsu and discuss their book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. The book tells the story of Fred Korematu's fight against discrimination and explores the life of one courageous person who made the United States a more fair place for all.
The Poetry Circle at the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library features you and what you like. Come with a favorite poem — or find one here! If you write poetry, share one of your own, too. We will be taking turns in a reading circle. Listeners welcome.
Join us for a special lecture presentation and in-depth exploration of RACISM, The Elephant in the Room by author and warrior scholar Phavia Kujichagulia. She will also share her latest books, Recognizing & Resolving the Roots of Racism and Elephant In The Room - An Anthology of Articles, Essays and Poetry by Phoenix Fire.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly on a magic carpet? Well, Mossby's Magic Carpet Handbook is the manual for new magic carpet owners, and Mossby's Magicalist Assistant (author Ilona Bray), will be here to show you all about:
- What happens if you fall off your magic carpet?
- How will you find your way home?
- Why do you fart more at high altitudes?
Don't miss this interactive "magical" STEM ride! Ages 8 to 12.
3rd floor Community Meeting Room
Sirs Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen star as an aging Shakespearean actor and his devoted servant. This 2015 film was rated 100% by the critics on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer- and provides a fascinating contrast to the Albert Finney/Tom Courtenay 1983 production.